The Associated Press

Scott Brown ‘Leaning Strongly’ Toward Senate Bid

BOSTON — GOP officials close to Scott Brown report that the former Republican senator is “leaning strongly toward running” in the special election to replace Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.

They report that Brown is likely to enter the race early next week. The officials spoke Tuesday on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to share internal discussions.

A Brown spokesman declined to comment.

The only announced candidate so far is Democratic Congressman Ed Markey. Another Democrat, Congressman Stephen Lynch, is also expected to run. The general election is set for June 25.

First elected in 2010, Brown was defeated by Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren last fall, but remains popular and still has a statewide political organization.

Kerry was confirmed on Tuesday to become the nation’s next secretary of state.

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  • Jason Gilroy


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    In 2011 the Republicans caused the US Government credit rating to be lowered by playing politics with the debt ceiling (a goofy “ceiling” to begin with since it’s after the votes on spending and taxing have happened). At the end of 2012 the Republicans caused the economy to shrink by playing politics with the federal government in something they made up called the “fiscal cliff” but should be called “nice slowly growing economy you have here Obama, a shame if something happened to it around the election.” Now Republicans are going to cause massive and mindless cuts across the federal government because they hate community, rationality and are completely owned by the rich.

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